6 Black queer comedians that will make you LOL

From Second City to Saturday Night Live, Black queer comedians are behind some of the funniest jokes out there. Comedians like Sam Jay, Wanda Sykes, Jerrod Carmichael, and more have become household names that keep fans in stitches. While we can always give these folks their flowers, there are plenty of other Black LGBTQ+ comedians worthy of your laughter.

So check out these 6 Black queer comedians who’ll have you ROFL.

Dewayne Perkins

Dewayne Perkins got his start in Chicago’s Second City doing improv and standup. He has since spread his wings and his rising star is soaring in Hollywood. From writing credits on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Amber Ruffin Show, and The Break with Michelle Wolf to creating and starring in his own feature film horror-comedy The Blackening, Perkins comedic touch is everywhere.

Kemah Bob

After leaving Texas for the UK, Kemah Bob has made a name for themselves by blending comedy with advocacy, specifically around gender, sexuality, and mental health. They tell jokes as a tool for enlightenment, empowerment, and, of course, of humor. Standup aside, she has also written for Quibi’s Hello America, Netflix’s Death to 2020 & Death to 2021, and British panel show Have I Got News For You. Also, after you check out their standup, make sure to check out her drag persona, Lil’ Test Ease, as well.

Jay Jurden

There’s nothing like “bicon” Jay Jurden. Hailing from Mississippi, Jurden has performed standup all over the US and his Emmy-nominated comedy can be found in shows like The Problem with Jon Stewart. If he’s not writing for TV, then he’s busy cashing those Marvel checks from writing X-Men comics.

Jaboukie Young-White

Jaboukie Young-White has been making folks LOL since his early days making content on social media. He further made a name for himself as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, giving iconic queer coverage. Now, you can catch him on shows like Rap Sh!t, Black Mirror, and Only Murders in the Building. Did we mention that’s a rapper too?

Ayo Edebiri

Ayo Edebiri is nothing short of a queer icon. While you can catch her standup videos all over the internet, Edebiri’s breakthrough came from her phenomenal work on FX’s The Bear. With roles in queer comedy Bottoms, Big Mouth, and Theater Camp, this recent SNL host’s star is going to shine for a long time.

Kai Choyce

Kai Choyce is using comedy to reshape how we think about the trans experience. Former host of the Women Who Kill podcast, Choyce’s standup is dark, unfiltered, and healing, especially within his independent comedy special Kaipocalypse. While some of those things may seem mutually exclusive, when Choyce is at the mic, it all makes sense.

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